Browsing: Giving


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In our U.S. Congregational Life Survey, worshipers rated the extent to which ten factors influence their decision to give to their congregation.  The most important…

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The oft-repeated claim that churchgoers are the most generous of Americans was always a reassurance to me as I labored in the vineyard of stewardship…

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Scott Cormode writes that pastors need to provide the theological categories to make spiritual sense of money and the issues that it creates. There are…

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Ann Michel writes about the remarkable bequest given toward college education by Osceola McCarty, who completed sixth grade, as an example of selfless living and generosity. “What would stewardship season…

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